A Photo a Week Challenge: A Different Focus

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As  photographers, we try to be very careful about how, where, and what we focus on. We can spend large amounts of time getting the focus just right for an image. Then, there are the fun happenstances where what we thought we were focusing on isn’t what the camera thought we wanted to focus on. This image is from a recent bridal shoot where I purposefully focused on something other than the beautiful bride and her handsome groom, hoping for a feeling of intimacy and a bit of privacy for them.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF FORMS UNUSUAL POINTS OF FOCUS.

Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
  3. Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.
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13 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: A Different Focus”

  1. This is a very interesting challenge. I’ll have to see what I’ve got. I play with focus a lot, but usually because they are landscapes, it’s not quite as “different” as yours. Foreground or background is just an aesthetic choice … so I’m not sure what I’ve got that does what your picture does, which is make a statement. But I love the idea and that’s a great shot. Wedding shots are usually shockingly unoriginal.

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